IMPORTANT
    For the first time in two decades,  there is a major change to the 'structure' of the Sherpa network which is also expanded to incorporate some local services - thus providing better "cross-Snowdonia" journeys - meaning there is now less need than ever to take cars into the National Park

   The most significant changes are routes......
"S1" - Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis - Caernarfon
  (in lieu of the local "88" and the former "S2")
"S2" - Bangor - Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass  (in lieu of the local "85" also the former 'Park and Ride' from Llanberis)
"S3" - Beddgelert - Caernarfon - Deiniolen  (in lieu of the local "83" and 'part' of the former "S4")
"S4" - Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Pen-y-Pass  (in lieu of the local "S97" and 'part' of the former "S4")
"S5" - "Nant Peris Car Park - Pen-y-Pass "Park and Ride"in lieu of the former "S1" from Llanberis)
    
also the
"T10" TrawsCymru Bangor - Llyn Ogwen - Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed - Corwen experimental service to provide daily connections into and out of the new hourly "S1" Sherpa at Capel Curig        Despite operators normally being required to give 56 days notice of any change,  the "local Councils" along with "Transport for Wales" have specified the new services and as such there was "LESS THAN THREE WEEKS NOTICE" given to the General Public making planning ahead extremely difficult for potential visitors to the area
     Following on from the ever-changing situation as a result of Covid,  this is no surprise as neither Gwynfor CC nor Conwy CC
(or indeed any of the bus operators) have recently given early notice of changes to the Sherpas OR other local connections - in fact in Snowdonia these have usually been literally just a few days before the alterations came into effect

      In view of the late public advice of the detailed changes to all of the services,  ANY PAGE on THIS website dated before "THURSDAY 24th MARCH" should be regarded as "STILL TO BE FULLY UPDATED"

      Please bookmark this page NOW and return later to see any further changes once the information has been made public..........

..........use the date at the bottom of every page as a quick way to check if it has been amended since your last visit to this page - then ALWAYS CROSS-CHECK WITH THE OFFICIAL COUNCIL AND OPERATOR WEBSITES before setting out

Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables
unofficial website


    REMEMBER..........
    Unfortunately,  many official websites (including the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "WITHDRAWN" or are currently "SUSPENDED"
    These are also included below as a warning - to help you avoid being caught out !!!


    Any journey shown on all pages on this website with a "strike through" line is still be operating,  BUT it is NO LONGER possible to get a connection back to the start location of this page - eg
 1902 


Mondays to Saturdays - 16th May to 24th September 2022
except Public Holidays Good Friday 15th April  Easter Monday 18th April  Early Spring Holiday Monday 2nd May  Late Spring Weekend Thursday 2nd June
Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday 3rd June and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August

Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays
  BEWARE..............
The last all-year weekday connecting "S4"-"S2" Sherpa service from
Beddgelert to Llanberis via Nant Gwynant and Pen-y-Pass departs at 1458

a later connecting journey operates at 1758 in the summer only
Don't Dispair
    In the unlikely event you are unfortunate enough to miss the 17.58 "S4-S2" Sherpa via Pen-y-Pass
(change Sherpas).....
        or you decide you wish to spend longer in Beddgelert.....
        .....there is a later 1902 "S3" Sherpa to Caernarfon..........
        ..........but this now requires a "taxi" for the six miles from Caernarfon back to Llanberis
 
last 'all-year-round'
direct return Sherpa service
 
last 'all-year-round'
connection via Caernarfon
 
later 'summer only'
direct return Sherpa service
 
later connection
via Caernarfon
 
then taxi
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 
S3
S4
S1**
S4
S3
S1*
S4
S1
S3
S4
S1**
S4
S3
taxi
    Nant Gwynant
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1546
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  1846  
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Nant Gwynant - Watkin
    Rhyd Ddu
1441
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1741
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Rhyd Ddu
Beddgelert
1453
14.58
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1557
16.02 $
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17.02
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1753
17.58
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  1857  
  1902  
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Beddgelert
Nant Gwynant - Watkin
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15.05
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18.05
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Nant Gwynant - Watkin
Pen-y-Pass
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15.20
15.30
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18.20
18.30
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Pen-y-Pass
Rhyd Ddu
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16.10 $
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17.10
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  1910  
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Rhyd Ddu
Snowdon Ranger
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16.13 $
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17.13
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  1913  
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Snowdon Ranger
Caernarfon
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16.37 $
17.35
17.37
18.35
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  1937  
 taxi 
Caernarfon
Llanberis
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15.50
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18.05
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19.05
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18.50
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 taxi 
Llanberis
14.58 - Sherpa journey     $ - departs Bddgelert 1617 and runs 15 minutes later throughout on local (Caernarfon) School Days    
* - the destination of this "S1" Sherpa is Betws-y-Coed     ** - the destination of this "S1" Sherpa is Caernarfon    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

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Bangor - Snowdonia  (via Llanberis)
Barmouth - Snowdonia  (via Porthmadog)
Bethesda - Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed
Bethesda - Capel Curig - Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed - Capel Curig - Bethesda
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis - Caernarfon
Betws-y-Coed - Llandudno  (connections)
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Porthmadog
Caernarfon - Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed
Caernarfon/Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Llanberis
Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Porthmadog
Llanberis Pass --- Park and Ride
Llanberis - Capel Curig - Bethesda
Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed
Llanberis - Beddgelert - Caernarfon/Porthmadog
Llandudno/Colwyn Bay - Betws-y-Coed  (connections)
Llandudno - Snowdonia  (via Betws-y-Coed)
Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Caernarfon
Porthmadog/Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Llanberis
Porthmadog - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed
Pwllheli - Snowdonia  (via Porthmadog)

Snowdonia - Bangor  (via Llanberis) 
Snowdonia - Barmouth  (via Porthmadog)
 Snowdonia - Llandudno  (via Betws-y-Coed or Caernarfon) 
Snowdonia - Pwllheli  (via Porthmadog)
Climb Snowdon - with the Sherpas   (summary)
Ride Round Snowdon - with the Sherpas   (summary)

Suggested weekday trips from Barmouth
Suggested weekday trips from Beddgelert
Suggested weekday trips from Bethesda
Suggested weekday trips from Betws-y-Coed
Suggested weekday trips from Caernarfon
Suggested weekday trips from Conwy
Suggested weekday trips from Llanberis
Suggested weekday trips from Llandudno
Suggested weekday trips from Llanrwst
Suggested weekday trips from Porthmadog

Suggested Sunday trips from Barmouth
Suggested Sunday trips from Beddgelert
Suggested Sunday trips from Bethesda
Suggested Sunday trips from Betws-y-Coed
Suggested Sunday trips from Caernarfon
Suggested Sunday trips from Conwy
Suggested Sunday trips from Llanberis
Suggested Sunday trips from Llandudno
Suggested Sunday trips from Llanrwst
Suggested Sunday trips from Porthmadog

Suggested weekday trips from
Suggested Sunday trips from
North Wales Coast Railway stations
(via Betws-y-Coed)

Later non-Sherpa weekday journeys from......
Beddgelert area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Pen-y-Pass area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Porthmadog area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Beddgelert area to Llanberis
Porthmadog area to Llanberis
Llanberis area to Porthmadog area
Later non-Sherpa Sunday journeys from......
Beddgelert area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Pen-y-Pass area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Porthmadog area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Beddgelert area to Llanberis
Porthmadog area to Llanberis
Llanberis area to Porthmadog area
Additional and updated pages are in the process of being prepared - please bookmark this page and keep returning for the very latest information available


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